Even after being a mom with three live-life-to-its-fullest children, there’s just a few things I thought I’d never say. Here’s my list for 2017. So far, 2018 has been status quo. Let’s keep it that way.
#5 “Never, NEVER, EVER!!!! Pick up snakes again!!!! It could be a black mamba or a cobra and KILL you!!!”
Yes, my son and his friend were playing around the house and innocently reported to me a snake they caught. “Don’t worry Mom! I just picked it up by its tail and it didn’t bite me!” (Thank you guardian angel of my 5-year old for either letting it be a harmless one, or protecting him from a deadly one).
#4 Take that cricket out of your mouth. (Yep, true story, guess which child).
#3 Stop eating termites.
And her reply??? “Mmmm, I want some more! They taste like candy!” She says with a twinkle in her eye. Candy? I know people eat them. But we don’t! We are vegetarians, remember? Mom has better alternatives for your protein source, trust me! (Again, guess which child).
#2 Don’t eat ants. (I promise I feed my children. We are not food deprived here, I assure you. Guess which child).
#1 I’m pregnant!
Yep! You read that right. So many friends teasingly or seriously told me they expected to hear a baby announcement within the first year we lived in Africa. And I certainly, positively, confidently, KNEW that that was NOT going to happen. Seriously guys. I am not having a baby in Africa and as much as I’d love four kids, we are done. Funny. You guys are funny.
Well it looks like I’m the funny one and our family could not be more excited to make this announcement. We found out right after Christmas that Harding #4 is on its way and due September 6.
And for your reference…
#1 Yes, we plan to deliver here in Zambia
#2 Yes, it will be an American citizen
#3 Yes, this is crazy
#4 But yes, we are all very excited and so thankful for this wanted extra blessing in our lives.